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If your employee's job exposes him to these three health problems, COID must pay

by , 23 September 2014
The 'D' in COID stands for 'diseases' so if your employee gets sick because of his job, he can get compensation.

But it's not just exposure to chemicals or poisons that your employees can get illness compensation for.

In fact, if your employee's job exposes him to any of these three health problems, COID will pay...

 

COID will give your employee compensation if his job exposes him to these three health problems

 
#1: Lung problems
 
If your employee has to work in an area that's full of dust or other airborne particles that affect his lungs, COID will pay if it makes him sick.
 
This is true even if the pollution comes from an external source, such as a construction site next to your office. Because his job forces him to be in that environment, he can get compensation. 
 
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#2: Hearing loss
 
If your employee loses his hearing because he has to work in a noisy area and this impacts his ability to work, he can get compensation from COID. 
 
But remember, if he can carry on working despite his hearing loss, chances are COID won't give him any compensation.
 
#3: Skin cancer
 
If your employee has to work outside in the sun everyday and develops skin cancer, he could claim from COID. You just need to have proof that his constant exposure to the sun is the cause of his condition.
 
Remember, with all of these health problems, you need to get a report from your employee's doctor to substantiate the claim. This is the only way to prove that his job or working conditions resulted in his illness.
 
Make sure your employee gets compensation if exposure to any of these health problems makes him sick while in your employ. 

PS: We strongly recommend you check out the Health & Safety Advisor.  It gives you tips, tools and advice to comply with the OHS Act and regulations.


 

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